During this time of extreme social distancing, much of the local guidance includes outdoor exercise as essential, and many public health experts are reinforcing the importance of being physically active. It’s vital to our wellness and boosting our immunity. However, many communities don’t have outdoor facilities equipped to handle the surge in use, especially as ... Read more
On Saturday, April 18, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) invites you to Celebrate Trails @ Home—an all-virtual national celebration of trails! Held on the same day we would have gathered to celebrate Opening Day for Trails in person, this 2020 home-based celebration will bring together voices from the trails movement to share stories of hope, examples community resilience in response to ... Read more
As Congress plans for the country’s economic recovery from COVID-19, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has been collecting compelling opportunities for trail and active transportation networks to play a critical role in getting people back to work while contributing to healthy, safe and equitable communities.
As the nation works to manage the spread of COVID-19, having access to trails and safe spaces for walking and biking has been essential to people’s health, safety and well-being. Nationwide, trail use spiked to rates 200% higher than last year, bike counts on trails hit a high point of more than 350% higher than ... Read more
Saturday, April 24, 2021, is Celebrate Trails Day (formerly Opening Day for Trails)! Join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and people across the nation in shaking off the winter and celebrating America's amazing trails. Since 2013, thousands of trail users have celebrated America's exceptional trails and the people who care for them by participating. This year, the celebration ... Read more